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Officers and Students 



(Davidson, N". C.) 

for THE 



MAY 28th, 1902. 


Observer Phinting House, 


Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2012 with funding from 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil 



Admission 13 

Alumni Association 40 

Alumni Catalogue 41 

Apparatus 36 

Astronomy Course 25 

Athletics 33 

Biblical Courses 29 

Board 42 

Bulletin 40 

Cabinets 35 

Calendar 3 

Chapel Services 32 

Chemistry Courses 22 

Courses of Study 13 et seq. 

Discipline 37 

Dormitories 42 

Eclectic Students 9 

English Courses 26 

Entrance Requirements 14 

Examinations 37 

Examinations for Entrance. . . 14 

Executive Committee 4 

Expenses 44 

Facilities 32 

Faculty 5 

French Courses 21 

Freshman Class 8 

Geology Course 26 

German Courses 21 

Graduates 1901 12 

Graduate Students 10 

Greek Courses 19 

Gymnasium 34 

History Course 2S 

Honor Roll 38 


Hospital 33 

Junior Class 6 

Laboratories 36 

Latin Courses 18 

Library 35 

List of Students 6 et seq. 

Literary Societies 39 

Location 32 

Logic and Economics 28 

Magazine 40 

Mathematical Courses 20 

Medalists for 1 900-01 11 

Medical Attendance 33 

Medical College ... 31 

Meteorology Course 25 

Mineralogy Course 26 

Otts Lectureship 41 

Physics Courses.... 25 

Public Worship 33 

Punctuality Roll 11 

Reports 38 

Roll of Honor 1900-01 11 

Safeguards 32 

Scheme of Studies 16 

Scholarships 42 

Senior Class 6 

Shearer Biblical Hall 36 

Social Advantages 33 

Societas Fratrum 40 

Sophomore Class 7 

Summary 11 

Sunday Bible Classes 32 

Trustees 3 

Water Works 35 

Y. M. C. Association 33 


CALENDAR FOR 1901-1902. 


Fall Term began Thursday, September 5 

Examinations began December 18 

Term ended December 23 


Beginning of Spring Term January 2 

Dedication of Shearer Biblical Hall February 13 

Junior Orations February 22 

Maxwell Chambers Day (Senior Orations) March 28 

Athletic Day April 12 

Final Examinations of Senior Class April 29 

General Examinations May 13 

Baccalaureate Sermon n a. m., May 25 

Sermon before the Y. M. C. A 8 p. m., May 25 

Reunion of Literary Societies 8 p. m., May 26 

Annual Meeting of the Trustees 9 a. m., May 27 

Oration before the Literary Societies 10:30 a. m., May 27 

Alumni Association Meeting and Banquet 5 p. m., May 27 

Anniversary of the Literary Societies 8 p. m., May 27 

Commencement Day , Wednesday, May 28 

Next Academic Year begins Thursday, September 4 

Examinations for Admission Wednesday, September 3 

TRUSTEES 1901=1902. 

W. J. McKay, D. D President. 

J. Rumple, D. D Secretary. 

O. D. Davis Treasurer. 

Geo. E. Wilson, Esq Attorney. 


Rev. C. N. Wharton Warrenton, N. C Albemarle 1903 

Rev. James Thomas Wilson, N. C Albemarle 1902 

Rev. D. M. Douglas Brevard, N. C Asheville 1902 

J. D. Murphy, Esq Asheville, N. C Asheville 1902 

Rev. W. R. McLelland Statesville, N. C Concord 1905 

Prof. J. H. Hill Statesville, N. C Concord 1905 



P. B. Fetzer Concord, N. C Concord 1902 

O. D. Davis Salisbury, N. C Concord 1902 

Rev. C. A. Munroe Lenoir, N. C Concord 1903 

Hon. A. Leazar Mooresville, N. C. . . .Concord x 9°3 

J. Rumple, D. D Salisbury, N. C Concord 1904 

Rev. K. A. McLeod Jonesboro, N. C Fayetteville 1905 

T. A. McAlister, Esq Lumberton, N. C. . . .Fayetteville. . . . 1903 

Rev. P. R. Law Lumber Bridge, N. C. Fayetteville 1903 

Hon. J. D. Mclver Carthage, N. C Fayetteville 1904 

Robert A. Dunn ... .Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg. . . .1905 

Geo. E. Wilson, Esq Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1905 

E. Nye Hutchison, M. D. . .Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1902 

Rev. J. A. McMurray Mint Hill, N. C Mecklenburg. . . .1902 

P. M. Brown Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg. . . 1903 

Rev. R. Z. Johnston Lincolnton, N. C. . . .Mecklenburg. . . . 1904 

Frank Robinson, M. D. . . .Lowell, N. C Mecklenburg. . . .1904 

Egbert W. Smith, D. D Greensboro, N. C . . . Orange 1902 

J. L. Scott, Jr Graham, N. C Orange 1903 

George W. Watts Durham, N. C Orange 1905 

Wm. H. Sprunt Wilmington, N. C. . .Wilmington 1904 

Rev. R. M. Williams Wallace, N. C Wilmington 1902 

Wm. T. Hall, D. D Columbia, S. C Bethel 1904 

Rev. W. B. Arrowood Bethel, S. C Bethel 1904 

D. E. Jordan, D. D Winnsboro, S. C. . ..Bethel 1902 

Maj. A. H. White Rock Hill, S. C Bethel 1902 

Col. A. R. Banks Rock Hill, S. C Bethel 1903 

Rev. D.N. McLauchlin .... Chester, S. C. ...... . Bethel 1903 

Samuel M. Smith, D. D. . . .Columbia, S. C Charleston 1904 

J. B. Spillman Columbia, S. C Charleston 1902 

B. G. Clifford, D. D Union, S. C Enoree 1903 

Rev. B. F. Wilson ... Spartanburg, S. C. . .Enoree 1902 

Hon. A. White, Sr Sumter, S. C Harmony 1905 

W. J. McKay, D. D Mayesville, S. C Harmony 1904 

Hon. W. F. Stevenson Cheraw, S. C Pee Dee 1902 

Rev. A. H. McArn Cheraw, S. C Pee Dee 1904 

Rev. B. P. Reid Reidsville, S. C South Carolina . . 1902 

Rev. Jno. F. McKinnon . . .Abbeville, S. C South Carolina. .1903 

Rev. L. A. Simpson Gainesville, Ga Athens 1902 

Henry Quigg, D. D Conyers, Ga Atlanta 1903 

J. B. Mack, D. D Fort Mill, S. C Atlanta 1903 

Rev. E. G. Smith Greensboro, Ga Augusta 1902 

A. E. Dimmock Valdosta, Ga Savannah 1903 

Rev. Chas. Montgomery. . .Mt. Vernon, Ga. . .Savannah 1902 

Rev. J. W. Lafferty Marianna, Fla Florida 1903 

Wm. H. Dodge, D. D Jacksonville, Fla. . . .Suwannee 1903 

Maj.M.McN. McLauchlin .Raeford, N. C Alumni Trustee, 1902 

B. F. Hall Wilmington, N. C. . .Alumni Trustee, 1903 

Alexander Sprunt, D. D. . .Charleston, S. C Alumni Trustee, 1904 

*J. M. P. Otts, D. D., LL.D., Greensboro, Ala Alumni Trustee, 1905 


W. J. McKay, Chairman; Alex. R. Banks, 

J. Rumple, Secretary; A. H. White, 

O. D. Davis, Treasurer; Geo. W. Watts, 

Geo. E. Wilson, Attorney; R. A. Dunn, 

"Deceased. P- M. Brown. 



HENRY LOUIS SMITH, Ph. D., President, 
Professor of Natural Philosophy. 

REV. J. B. SHEARER, D. D., L-L. D., Vice-President, 
Professor of Biblical Instruction and Moral Philosophy. 

C. R. HARDING, Ph. D., 
Professor of the Greek and German Languages. 

WM. R. GREY, Ph. D., 
Professor of the Latin and French Languages. 

Professor of the English Language and Literature. 

WM. J MARTIN, M. D., Ph. D., 
Chambers Projessor of Chemistry . 

Professor of Mathematics. 

Associate Professor of Natural Philosophy. 

Instructor in Latin, Greek, and Mathematics. 

Assistant in English. 

R. M. KING, B. S., 
Instructor in Chemical Laboratory. 

Assistant in Chemical Laboratory. 

J. S. ROWE, 
Assistant in Chemical Laboratory. 

Physical Director. 




Assistant in Library. 

Secretary to the President. 

College Physician. 


PROF. DOUGLAS, Treasurer of Societas Fratrum. 
PROF. HARRISON, Chairman of Library Committee. 
PROF. SMITH, Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings. 



For the Degree of A. B. 

Robert Thornwell Coit Salisbury, N. C. 

Palmer Clisby DuBose Soochow, China. 

Rufo McAmis Fitzpatrick Asheville. N. C. 

Samuel Edgar Hodges Charlotte, N. C. 

John Wilson McConnell McConnellsville, S. C. 

Rufus Reid Morrison Shelby, N. C. 

Donald William Richardson Nelson, S. C. 

John Shuford Rowe Conover, N. C. 

Arthur Ernest Spencer Gainesville, Fla. 

Walter Scott Wilhelm South River, N. C. 

For the Degree of B. S. 

Thomas Paine Bagley , Wilmington, N. C. 

William Russell Clegg Carthage, N. C. 

Peter Gaillard Gourdin Kingstree, S. C. 

Roy Roseman Lincolnton, N. C. 


For the Degree of A. B. 

James Iceland Anderson Reidsville, S. C. 

William Waddell Arrowood Bethel, S. C. 

Leamon Anderson Bennett Highland, Fla. 

Henry Frank Beaty Mooresville, N. C. 

Paul Paisley Brown Newton, N. C. 

Hugh Harris Caldwell Harrisburg, N. C. 

Robert Dale Damn, Jr Marianna, Fla. 

William Milas Dunn Jacksonham, S. C. 

Henry Alan Johnston Norfolk, Va. 

William Holt Kirkpatrick Blackstock, S. C. 

Hubbard Allen Knox Vance, N. C. 

Hardy Graham McDowell Asheville, N. C. 

John Howard McL,elland Mooresville, N. C. 

Henry Embry McMurray ,... Mint Hill, N. C. 

Angus R. McQueen Carthage, N. C. 

Arthur L,adson Mills Greenville, S. C. 

Wilson Plumer Mills Camden, S . C. 

William Sanford Patterson Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Francis Mitchell Rogers Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Clarence Hyde Rosebro Cleveland, N. C. 

Thomas Peck Sprunt Charleston, S. C. 

Samuel Asbury Thompson Davidson, N. C. 


For the Degree of B. S. 

Joel Smith Bailey, J r Greenwood, S. C. 

Wilbur Johnson Blake Abbeville, S. C. 

John Frank Gorrell Greensboro, N. C. 

George Wilson Greer Honea Path, S. C. 

Robert Simpson Johnston Norfolk, Va. 

William Belton Martin Abbeville, S. C. 

John Wilson McKay Mayesyille, S. C. 

James Aldrich Wyman Aiken, S. C. 


For the Degree of A. B, 

Robert Hammond Adams Laurens, S. C. 

Charles Walter Allison ; Charlotte, N. C. 

Walter Radford Bailey . . . . . Woodleaf , N. C. 

Walter Washington Bain Wade, N. C. 

Clarence Linwood Black Davidson, N. C. 

Frederick Leroy Black Davidson, N. C. 

Augustus Clement Boney Wallace, N. C. 

Eugene Black Carr I Safe, N. C. 

William Early Cooper Hogansville, Ga. 

Charles Arthur Corn elson Orangeburg, S. C. 

James Wharey Currie Davidson, N. C. 

Rufus DeVane Dickson Raeford, N. C. 

Warner Harrington DuBose Soochow, China. 

Philip Samuel Easley Black Walnut, Va. 

Richard Thomas Gillespie, Jr Rock Hill, S. C 

Thomas Johnston Hutchison Rock Hill, S. C. 

Edgar Davis Kerr Rankin, N. C 

Robert George McAliley Chester, S. C. 

Mortimer Lacy McKinnon Hartsville, S. C 

Augustus Alex. McLean Gastonia, N. C. 

Peter McLean , Laurinburg, N. C 

Graham Alford McNair Hartsville, S. C. 

Walter Bruce McNair Adamsville, S. C. 

John Worthy McNeill. Vass, N. C 

Henry Middleton Parker, Jr James Island, S. C 

John Anderson Ratcliffe Elon College, N. C. 

Jesse Colin Rowan Carthage, N. C. 

Henry Ward Shannon Gastonia. N. C. 

Augustus Worth Shaw Lumber Bridge, N. C. 

Walter Latta Smith Rock Hill, S. C 

Walter Payne Sprunt Wilmington, N. C. 


James Benjamin Stimson Hopewell, N. C. 

Benjamin Gess Team, Jr Camden, S. C. 

Matthew Astor Thompson Charlotte, N. C. 

Redden Kirby Timmons Columbia, S. C. 

John McLelland Watts Fancy Hill, N. C. 

Leonard Waller White, Jr Abbeville, S. C. 

William Clarence Whitener Cornelius, N. C. 

George Marshall Wilcox Elberton, Ga. 

James Lydall Williams Gastonia, N. C. 

For the Degree of B. S. 

Joseph Archibald Cannon Concord, N. C. 

Tscharner Homington DeGraffenreid Chester, S. C. 

Pendleton Bernard Fetzer Concord, N. C. 

Joel Smith Morse Abbeville, S. C. 

Frank Killian Spratt Chester, S. C. 

Charles Albert VanNess Charlotte, N. C. 

Natt Taylor Wagner Asheville, N. C. 


For the Degree of A. B. 

Miles Burwell Abernethy Croft, N. C. 

Mack Berryhill Lodo, N. C. 

Duncan Archibald Blue Antler, N. C. 

George Howard Butler Pernambuco, Brazil. 

John Newton Campbell Carthage, N. C. 

Thomas King Currie Davidson, N. C. 

Clarendon Witherspoon Ervin Church, S. C. 

Chas. Daniel Forney Morganton, N. C. 

Wm. Thornwell Gibson Barium Springs, N. C, 

Matt. McMurray Grey Davidson, N. C. 

Allen Reece Harrison Huntersville, N. C. 

Geo. Phifer Heilig Davidson, N. C. 

Geo. Reece Hutchison Lincolnton, N. C. 

Jay Hepburn Lowrance Mooresville, N. C. 

John Alexander Mawhinney Marianna, Fla. 

Chas. Edward McDowell Asheville, N. C. 

Dudley Wm. Mclver Montgomery, Ala. 

Martin Luther McLean Maxton, N. C. 

John Alexander McQueen Morven, N. C. 

William Frances O'Kelley Conyers, Ga. 

George Lucas Paddison Wilmington, N. C. 

Richard Wilson Phillips Or wood, Miss. 


William Washington Phillips Orwood, Miss. 

Frank Alexander Rankin Davidson, N. C. 

Fred. Wharton Rankin Mooresville, N. C. 

Neale Summers Stirewalt Davidson, N. C. 

William Taliaferro Thompson, Jr Washington, D. C 

Asa Thurston Taylorsville, N. C. 

Fred Tucker Newbern, N. C. 

Robert Garfield Vail Hodgdon, Maine. 

Samuel Clay Williams Mooresville, N. C. 

Benjamin Franklin Wyman, Jr Aiken, S. C. 

For the Degree of B. 5. 

John Hugh Barksdale Greenwood, S. C. 

Edwin Bruce Toccoa, Ga. 

Irvin Montgomery Craig Reidsville, N. C. 

Walter Scott Croker Columbus, N. C. 

Augustus Seymour Dennison Newbern, N. C. 

James Angus Finlayson, Jr Marianna, Fla. 

Robert Ruffner Hall Cardenas, Cuba. 

Stephen L,ynch Asheville, N. C. 

John Homer Mann St. Matthews, S. C. 

John Chesley McCaskill Maxton, N. C. 

Raven Ivor McDavid Woodville, S. C. 

Angus Dhew McKachin L,aurinburg, N. C. 

Henry Elliott Ruff Rock Hill, S. C. 

Dermot Shemwell Asheville, N. C. 

Henry Brower Smith Whitsett, N. C. 

Fred B. Warren Washington, N. C. 

Carlyle Holmes Weatherly Jamestown, N. C. 

Thomas Edwin Wharton Whitsett, N. C. 

Frank Elmore Young Clinton ; S. C. 

Ernest Harshon Yount Newton, N. C. 


Little Caldwell Adams Jonesville, N. C. 

Campbell Atkinson Baird Bethel Hill, N. C. 

Arthur Eugene Billings Viands, N. C. 

Mallory Vinson Burrows Rockford, N. C. 

Hugh Edgar Bowman Catawba, N. C. 

John Mason Boyce Blacksburg, S. C. 

Robert Harris Bradford Charlotte, N. C. 

Lewellyn Jackson Coppedge Rockingham, N. C. 

Neilson Pharr Coppedge . Rockingham, N. C. 


William Nicholas Dal ton Winston-Salem, N. C. 

John Alexander Dowd Eagle Springs, N. C. 

Abel Butler Funderburk Monroe, N. C. 

David Saunders George Buck Shoals, N. C. 

Price Barringer Hall Belmont, N. C. 

Henry Hiram Hodgin Red Springs, N. C. 

John Alexander Jetton Davidson, N. C. 

Robert Monroe Jetton ." Davidson, N. C. 

James Thomas Justice Sparkman, N. C. 

Thomas Gaston Kell Ardreys, N. C. 

James Franklin Laton Albemarle, N. C. 

Douglas Clarence Mclntyre Lumberton, N. C. 

Charles Erwin McLean Point, S. G. 

John William McLean Cameron, N. C. 

Richard Oscar McLeod McDonalds, N. C. 

Harry Maurice Montgomery Burlington, N. C. 

John Quincy Myers Ira, N. C. 

Thomas Jefferson Profitt Sugar Grove, N. C. 

Henry Clay Salmons Buck Shoals, N. C. 

Joseph Augustus Sisk Marler, N. C. 

Lewis C. Skinner Davidson, N. C. 

William Franklin Smith Salisbury, N. C. 

William Ivey Taylor Wilmington, N. C. 

Howard A. Varner Mill Bridge, N. C. 

James R. Young Mooresville, N. C. 

Samuel Meacham Withers Davidson, N. C. 




David Schenck Craig, B. S Begonia, N. C English. 

Robert Hervey Lafferty, A. B. . . .Davidson, N. C. . . Chemistry. 
George Madison Maxwell, A. B. . .Davidson, N. C Chemistry. 


A. A. McGeachy, A. B Fulton, Mo .Eng. Literature. 

S. H. Edmunds, A. B Sumter, S. C Eng. Literature. 

L.G.Henderson, A. B Americus, Ga Eng. Literature- 

E. S. Tillinghast, A. B Boulder, Mont Mathematics. 

T. W. DeVane, A. B Robinsonville, N. C. Economics. 

C. C. Orr, A. B Concord, N. C Economics. 

J. E. Brown, A. B Winston, N. C Greek 

W. A. Murray, A. B Sparta, N. C Eng. Literature . 

C. H. Little, A. B Martindale, N. C. . .Economics. 

J. W. Reid, A. B Gastonia, N. C. . . .Economics 

J. G. Varner, A. B Decatur, Tex Greek. 

J. E. Ward, A. B Seneca, S. C Latin. 

J. A. Winn, A B Asheville, N. C Latin. 



Seniors 14 

Juniors 30 

Sophomores 47 

Freshmen 52 

Eclectics 35 

Resident Post-Graduates 3 

Total Number in Attendance 181 

Applicants for Degrees. 

A. B 104 

B. S 39 

A. M. (resident) 3 

A. M. (non-resident) 13 


North Carolina 117 

South Carolina 41 

Georgia 4 

Florida 5 

Virginia ... 3 

Alabama 1 

Mississippi 2 

Maine 1 

District Columbia 1 

Cuba 1 

Brazil 1 

China 2 

Medalists for iooo-iooi. 


D. W. Richardson Debater's Medal W. R. Clegg. 

Reed Smith Essayist's Medal J. A. McLeod. 

R S. Johnston Declaimer's Medal W. W. Bain. 

Orator's Medal (given by both Societies) P. C. DuBose. 

Wm. Banks Biblical Medal Reed Smith. 

Roll of Honor for 1 900-1 901. 

Freshman Class— E. D. Kerr, J. W. Farrior, J. W. Currie, R. H. 

Adams, R. D. Dickson, R. K. Timmons. 
Sophomore Class — W. W. Arrowood, H. H. Caldwell. 
Junior Class — D. W. Richardson, J. S. Rowe. 
Senior Class— R. M. Patrick, Reed Smith, W. A. Watt. 

Punctuality Roll for 1900-1901. 

Freshman Class— W. R. Bailey, C. D. Black, E. B. Carr, J. W. Currie, 

J. N. McCord, B. G. Team, L. W. White. 
Sophomore Class — A. R. McQueen. 
Junior Class— W. R. Clegg, P. G. Gourdin. 
Senior Class— O. H. Matthews (for the whole four years), W. M. Sieks. 




Distinctions in the Graduating Class of 1901. 

R. M. Patrick Valedictory . . Bowling Green, S. C. 

Reed Smith Salutatory Columbia, S. C. 


May 29th, 1901. 

With the Degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

Milton Mbrris Caldwell Concord, N. C. 

William Pearce Chedester Asheville, N. C. 

Ralph Carroll Deal Greenville, S. C. 

Thornton Dudley Dupuy Davidson, N. C. 

Oliver Jones Huie .Atlanta, Ga. 

William Banks McClintock Charlotte, N. C. 

John Archibald McLeod Villanow, N. C. 

Orlando Howard Matthews Davidson, N. C. 

John Baxter Meacham Rock Hill, S. C. 

Rollin Moore Patrick Bowling Green, S. C. 

Walter Banks Reid Griffith, N. C. 

William Marion Sikes Greensboro, N. C. 

Samuel Ethelbert Sloop Miranda, N. C. 

Reed Smith Columbia, S. C. 

Hansell Watt Thomasville, Ga. 

William Augustine Watt Thomasville, Ga. 

With the Degree of Bachelor of Science. 

David Schenck Craig Begonia, N . C. 

John Franklin Dunn Ocala, Fla. 

Morrison Fetzer Concord, N. C. 

Joseph Boudinot Johnson Lincolnton, N. C. 

Leone Burns Newell Newell, N. C. 

Edwin Roy Wharton Greensboro, N. C. 

Stewart Baskin Sherard Moffittsville, S. C 

Kenneth Henry Mclntyre Carl, N. C. 

With the Degree of Master of Arts. 

John Lawrence Fairies, B. S Chicago, 111. 

John Eldred Flow, A. B Davidson, N. C. 

William Gilmer Perry, A. B Atlanta, Ga. 

Wade Hampton Thompson, A. B Anderson, S. C. 

Doctor of Divinity (Honorary). 

Rev. A. D McClure Wilmington, N. C. 

Rev. J. N. H. Summerell Washington, N. C. 

Doctor of Laws (Honorary). 

Rev. George Summey, D. D Clarksville, Tenn. 




Age. — The earliest age at which, in general, it will be 
advantageous to enter college is at the completion of the fif- 
teenth year. The Faculty is authorized to matriculate a stu- 
dent at an earlier age, provided sufficient reasons exist. 

Testimonials. — Every applicant for matriculation must 
submit to the President satisfactory testimonials of good 
moral character, and if from an academy or college, a certifi- 
cate of dismission in good standing. 

Examinations for Admission.* — The examinations for 
admission are both oral and in writing. They are held on 
Wednesday before the opening of the session. All applicants 
are requested to present themselves on that day. 

Applicants desiring to be examined in the spring at their 
homes should request their teachers to communicate with the 
College on the subject. 

Students may be admitted at any time during the year to 
any class for which they are prepared. But it is desirable 
that they enter at the opening of a term, and, if possible, at 
the beginning of the academic year. 

Advanced Standing. — Candidates for the higher classes will 
be examined in all the studies previously gone over by the 
class which they propose to enter. 

Classification — Every student shall report each year to the 
President, who shall have charge of his classification and give 
judicious counsel and advice in the choice of courses and 
elective studies. 

N. B. — Every student, at his registration each year, shall 
enter into a covenant and sign a pledge that he will not engage 
in any form of hazing during the year, nor knowingly injure 
the property of the College. 


I. The Classical Course. — Embracing the studies of the 
ordinary curriculum and elective studies. It occupies four 
years, and those who satisfactorily complete it receive the 
degree of A. B. 

II. The Scientific Course. — Designed for such as wish to 
pursue English and scientific studies mainly. It occupies 
four years, and leads to the degree of B. S. 

* See Entrance Requirements, page 14. 


1 III. Eclectic Course — Students who do not wish to take 
either of the regular courses are permitted to select such 
branches of study as they may be qualified for, and to recite 
with the College classes, the number of their studies being 
subj ect to the direction of the Faculty. Certificates of branches 
studied and of attainments made will be given, if desired, to 
such as have satisfactorily pursued special studies. 

IV. Master's Course.— The degree of A. M. may be taken 
by a year's study in addition to the full A. B. or B. S. Course, 
to be elected out of the remaining studies of the College, or 
post-graduate studies. This is open to the graduates of all 
regular colleges. No tuition fee. This is a course for resi- 
dent students. 

V. Non-Resident Course. — The degree of A. M. is also con- 
ferred on those who have passed a prescribed course of study 
and stood approved examinations. No tuition fee. This is 
for non-resident graduates of Davidson College only, and 
includes a full year's work in some given line of study. 



English*. — i. Language. — The principles of the language as given 
in any modern high-school grammar. 

2. Composition. — Stress will be laid upon the practical knowledge 
of spelling, punctuation, the use of capital letters, and sentence and 
paragraph structure. No formal rhetoric will be required, but the 
use of such text book as Buehler's or Butler's School English, or 
Genung's Outlines of Rhetoric is recommended. 

3 Literature. — The masterpieces appointed for college entrance 
by the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the South- 
ern States will be used as the basis of this part of the entrance 
requirements, or their equivalent may be offered. These texts for 
1903, 1904, and 1905 are as follows : 

(1) For general reading : Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, and 
Julius Caesar ; The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers in The Spectator; 
Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield ; Coleridge's Ancient Mariner; Scott's 
Ivanhoe ; Carlyle's Essay on Burns ; Tennyson's Princess ; Lowell's 
Vision of Sir Launfal ; George Eliot's Silas Marner. 

(2) For study and practice : Shakespeare's Macbeth, Milton's Lyci- 
das, Comus, L'Allegro, and II Penseroso ; Burke's Speech on Concilia- 
tion with America ; Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison. 

Hathematics. — 1 Arithmetic. — One applying for admission to the 
Freshman Class is supposed to have completed this subject, and 
should be thoroughly familiar with the whole of a good school Arith- 

2. Algebra. — A thorough knowledge of the elements of Algebra is 
required through Radicals to Equations of the Second Degree. 

* These requirements will not be strictly enforced in 1902. 


3. Geometry. — A knowledge of the first three books of Plane Geom- 
etry is quite desirable, though not required for entrance. 

Latin. — 1. Grammar. — Gildersleeve's Latin Primer, Latin Reader, 
and Exercise Book (fifty pages), or their equivalent ; a Latin Gram- 
mar, e. g., Allen and Greenough's or Gildersleeve's, through case 

2. Reading. — Four Books of Caesar and Cicero's Orations against 
Catiline, or their equivalent. 

Greek. — 1. Grammar. — White's Beginner's Greek Book, or Gleason 
and Atherton's First Greek Book, or an equivalent. 

2. Reading. — First and Second Books of Xenophon's Anabasis. 


In Mathematics and English the same as for the Classical Course. 
In Latin the preparation should be the same, but the requirements are 
not at present so rigidly enforced. 


Eclectic students may pursue any College courses for which, in the 
judgment of the Faculty and the Professor in charge, they are pre- 
pared. An eclectic student must have a full complement of studies, 
and their selection is subject to the control of the Faculty. Many 
students, eclectic in the early part of their course, go on to the attain- 
ment of a regular degree. 

As the public schools of the South give no instruction in Greek, 
provision is made for students to begin this study at College under a 
skilful and thoroughly competent instructor. It sometimes happens 
that applicants for admission are deficient in one or more of the above 
requirements. For their benefit there is one elementary class in Latin 
and one in Algebra. Deficiencies in English may also be removed by 
study under the Assistant in that department. 

The College has no attached academy nor preparatory department. 
Students wholly unprepared for regular College work are advised to 
remain in secondary schools. 


The Faculty may admit, without examination, students who present 
satisfactory certificates from the teachers who have prepared them for 
College. Blank certificates for this purpose may be obtained from the 
President, but their use is not obligatory. 


Applicants for admission desiring to stand entrance examinations at 
their homes during the spring or summer should correspond with the 
President on the subject. 


The Freshman and Sophomore studies are obligatory, except as 
provided for in the B. S. and Eclectic courses. The Junior and Senior 
studies are elective, the successful completion of ten of them being 
necessary to graduation, five being taken each year. The selection is 
made at the beginning of the year, with the advice and consent of the 
President, and ordinarily no change of studies is allowed after the 
work of the class has begun. 




1. Latin. — Curtius; Cicero; Gildersleeye's Latin Grammar (1894); 
Gildersleeve's Exercise Book ; Composition. 

2. Greek. — Zenophon's Cyropaedia ; Plato ; Parallel ; Goodwin's 
Greek Grammar ; El. Lessons in Greek Syntax (Winchell) ; The 
Greek in English (Goodell) ; Classic Myths (Gayley). 

3. Hathematics.— Bowser's College Algebra ; Phillips & Fisher's 

4. Physics. — Hoadley's Brief Course in Physics. 

5. English. — Newcomer's Rhetoric ; Scott & Denny's Paragraph 
Writing ; Selected Texts for Class-Room Study. 

6. Biblical Instruction. — A Reference Bible; Bible Course Syllabus 
(Shearer) ; a Bible Dictionary ; Coleman's Historical Text-Book and 
Atlas of Biblical Geography. 


1. Latin. — Livy ; Horace; Roman History; Gildersleeve's Gram- 
mar ; Composition. 

2. Greek. — Herodotus (Keep) ; Homer (School Iliad, Seymour) ; 
Goodwin's Greek Grammar ; History of Greece (Botsford) ; Story of 
the Odyssey (Church) ; Composition. 

3. rtathematics. — Phillips & Fisher's Geometry — finished ; Went- 
worth's Plane and Spherical Trigonometry ; Wentworth's Analytical 

4. Chemistry. — Remsen's Inorganic Chemistry, Briefer Course ; 
Laboratory Work ; Reports ; Lectures. 

5. English. — Genung's Working Principles of Rhetoric ; Brook's 
English Literature ; Pancoast's Introduction to American Literature ; 
Selected English and American Poetry and Prose. 

6. Biblical Instruction. — Same Books as in the Freshman Class, and 
Prideaux's Connection of Sacred and Profane History (Harper). 


(Studies Elective. Five to be Chosen.) 

1. Latin. — Plautus ; Terence; Tacitus; Private Reading; Gil- 
dersleeve's Grammar ; Cruttwell's Roman Literature ; Lectures. 

2. Greek — Demosthenes ; Euripides ; Greek Literature ( Jebb) ; 
Poetic Versions of Homer (Bryant) ; Aeschylus (Plumptre) ; Sophocles 
(Plumptre) ; Euripides (Lawton, Way) ; Aristophanes (Frere) ; Good- 
win's Greek Grammar ; Composition ; Lectures. 

3. riathematics. — Nichols' Analytic Geometry; Venable's Notes on 
Solid Geometry ; Taylor's Calculus. 

4. Physics. — S. P. Thompson's Elec. and Magnetism ; Laboratory 
Work ; Lectures. 

5. Applied Hathematics. — Church's Descriptive Geometry; Car- 
hart's Plane Surveying ; Carhart's Field Book for Civil Engineers. 

6. Chemistry. — Qualitative Analysis (Stoddard) ; Synthesis of Inor- 
ganic Compounds ; Written Reports ; Lectures. 

7. English. — Smith's Old English Grammar, with Prose and Poetic 
Selections ; Liddell's Chaucer ; Lounsbury's English Language. 


8. History. — Adam's Medieval and Modern History ; Terry's His- 
tory of England. 

9. French — Whitney's French Grammar; Petit Chose, Gil Bias ; 
La Mare au Diable ; Private Reading ; Composition. 

10. German. — Joynes-Meissner's Grammar; Elementary, Interme- 
diate, and Advanced Texts ; Gore's German Science Reader. 

11. Biblical Instruction. — Bible; "Syllabus"; Bible Dictionary; 
" Coleman"; Robinson's English Harmony ; Lectures ; Evidences. 


(Studies Elective. Five to be Chosen.) 

1. Latin. — Juvenal (Hardy); Terence ; Plautus ; Selections from 
the Elegiac Poets. 

2. Greek. — Thucydides ; Sophocles ; iEschylus ; Lectures ; Com- 
parative Grammar ; Greek Literature (Jebb), and see list under Junior 
Class, Greek. 

3. ilathematics. — Taylor's Calculus ; Weld's Determinants ; Barton's 
Theory of Equations ; Lectures. 

4. Astronomy and fleteorology. — Young's General Astronomy ; 
Waldo's Elementary Meteorology ; Lectures. 

5. Jlineralogy and Geology. — Foye's Handbook of Mineralogy ; 
Scott's Introduction to Geology ; Lectures. 

6. Chemistry, Course A. — Analytical Chemistry ; Various Texts. 

7. Chemistry, Course B. — First Half Year. — Organic Chemistry 
(Remsen); Laboratory Work, Orndorff's Manual. Second Half Year, 
either 1. Theoretical Chemistry, Remsen or Meyer ; Lectures, or 2. 
Physiological Chemistry, Wolf ; Lectures. 

8. Logic and Economics. — Creighton's Logic ; Ely's Political 

9. English.— Dowden's Shakespeare Primer; The Globe Shakespeare; 
The Arden Texts ; the Globe edition of Milton ; Gummere's Poetics ; 
selected works. 

10. riental and noral Philosophy. — Elements of Psychology (Davis); 
Haven's History of Philosophy ; Dabney's Practical Philosophy ; Lec- 

11. French. — Whitney's French Grammar ; Selections from Erck- 
mann Chatrian, Corneille, Racine, Moliere, and Victor Hugo ; Private 
Reading ; Composition. 

12. German. — Joynes-Meissner's Grammar ; Short History of Ger- 
man Literature (Hosmer); Composition ; Lessing ; Goethe ; Schiller ; 
German Scientific Reading (Brandt and Day). 


Freshman Class. — One Modern Language is substituted for Greek 
in the A. B. Course. 

Sophomore Class. — The other Modern Language may be substi- 
tuted for Latin, and any Junior study may be elected in the place of 

Junior and Senior Classes. — Any five studies may be elected out of 
the A. B. Course in each class, at least two of which must be scientific 
or mathematical each year. 


Any five elections out of such Junior and Senior studies as were not 
included in the A. B. or B. S. Course, or Post-Graduate work in special 



A full year's work in any department of study selected by the appli- 
cant and agreed on by the Faculty. This course is offered only to 
graduates of Davidson College. 


v. Professor Grey. 

The course in Latin extends over four years. In the Fresh- 
man and Sophomore Classes the study is required ; in the 
Junior and Senior Classes it is optional. 

Attention is paid both to the grammatical and to the rhetor- 
ical structure of the language, and throughout the course 
accuracy of translation and the analysis of the sentence are 
constantly insisted upon. 

Careful training is given in writing Latin. For this purpose 
original connected exercises are employed, as well as approved 
exercise books. 

The course includes the History and Literature of Rome. 
In the lower classes these subjects are treated in compendious 
form ; fuller consideration is given them in the higher. 

During the session frequent written review examinations are 
held, and the student is given much practice in written trans- 
lations. In addition to the regular class-room work, a course 
of parallel reading is required in all the classes. 

Freshman Class. — This class meets four times a week. 
Special attention is given to the forms, and the class enters 
upon the systematic study of Latin Syntax. 

Text-Books. — Curtius (Crosby) ; Cicero De Senectute and De Ami- 
citia (Bennett) ; Gildersleeve's Exercise Book ; Gildersleeve's Gram- 
mar (1894) ; Harper's Latin Dictionary. 

Sophomore Class. — This class meets three times a week. 
Particular attention is devoted to the syntax of the language 
and to the metres of Horace. 

Text-Books. — Livy (Westcott) ; Horace (Bennett and Rolfe) ; Roman 
History (Botsford). 

Junior Class. — This class meets three times a week, and, in 
addition to the general work of the class in translation and 
Latin Composition, gives attention to the Latin Metre and to 
the History and Literature of Rome. 

Text-Books. — Plautus' Aulularia (Wagner), and Pseudolus (Morris) ; 
Terence, Adelphi and Phormio ; Tacitus' Germania and Agricola 
(Allen) ; Private Reading ; Grammar ; History of Roman Literature 

Senior Class. — This class meets three times a week. In 
this class the study of Roman Literature is completed. In 


connection with the authors read in this class, attention is 
given to characteristics of style and to the history and develop- 
ment of the language. 

Text-Books. — Juvenal (Hardy) ; The Andriaand Heatontimorumenos 
of Terence ; Selections from the Elegiac Poets ; Plautus' Mostellaria 
and Stichus. 

A Professor Harding. 

This course is completed in four years. It is compulsory 
in the Freshman and Sophomore, and elective in the Junior 
and Senior Classes. Greek-English and English-Greek exer- 
cises constitute a most important feature of the work, and the 
principles involved are thoroughly discussed from week to 
week. The classes are also practiced in sight-reading. 

Freshman Class. — (Four hours a week.) The work of the 
year consists in Translation, Drill in Forms and in the Ele- 
ments of Syntax, the Study of Classic Myths, and a careful 
tracing of the Greek Element in English Etymology. 

Text-Books. — Xenophon's Cyropaedia ; Plato ; Parallel ; Goodwin's 
Greek Grammar ; Elementary Lessons in Greek Syntax (Winchell) ; 
The Greek in English (Goodell) ; Clastic Myths (Gayley). 

Sophomore Class. — (Three hours a week.) This class is 
mainly occupied with Translations, repeated Drill in Forms, 
Composition of Words, Structure of Sentences, and the Details 
of Syntax. The variations of Herodotus and Homer, in point 
of form and syntax, from the norm of the Attic style, are duly 
noted and emphasized. The metre of the Homeric hexameter 
is treated exhaustively and made familiar by daily exercises 
in scansion. The severe side of the work in this class is 
relieved by a survey of Greek History. 

Text-Books. — Herodotus ; Homer's Odyssey ; Parallel ; Goodwin's 
Grammar ; History of Greece (Botsf ord) ; Story of the Odyssey 

Junior Class. — (Three recitations a week.) In this class 
more attention is given to translation and the literary form, 
so as to secure rapidity and facility in translating, and conse- 
quent sympathy with the style and spirit of the authors read. 
In the study of syntax the grammar is largely supplemented 
by notes and lectures from the instructor ; in the study of 
metre careful attention is given to the varieties and intrica- 
cies of lyric versification as found in the Greek tragedians. 
The systematic study of the literature requires one hour a 
week. The text-book is supplemented by abundant parallel 
work in approved English translations, exhibiting the thought 
and subject-matter of each several author. Synonyms by 

Text-Books. — Demosthenes ; Euripides ; Parallel ; Greek Litera- 


ture ; Poetic Versions of two or three in the following list : Homer, 
^SJschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes ; Goodwin's Greek 
Grammar ; Lectures. 

Senior Class. — (Three recitations a week. ) In this year the 
language is viewed more especially from its artistic and 
aesthetic side. The study of the literature and parallel work 
in English translations are continued. Literary and rhetorical 
criticism is attempted, and the class notes the distinctive marks 
and characteristics of the several styles of leading ©reek 
authors. An attempt is made to trace the influence of Greek 
legend and mythology on English literature. 

Another feature of the Senior year is the study of Compara- 
tive Philology on the basis of the etymology and the inflection 
of Greek words. This course, though brief, presents the 
general principles of the old and new systems of Indo- 
European Phonetics, and serves as a preparation for post-grad- 
uate work. 

Text-Books. — Thucydides; Sophocles; ^schylus ; Parallel; Greek 
Literature (see list under Junior Class); Lectures; Comparative Gram- 

Lexicons and other Books of Reference. — Liddell and Scott's Greek 
Lexicon (seventh edition or the Intermediate insisted on); Yonge's 
English Greek Dictionary ; Smith's and Anthon's Classical Dictionary; 
Long's or Kiepert's Ancient Atlas, or Ginn and Company's Classical 

Professor J. L. Douglas. 

There are five classes in Mathematics, and, as stated else- 
where, all students are required to study the subjects that are 
taught in the two lower classes. Much stress is laid on the 
solution in writing of original exercises designed to illustrate 
or to supplement the principles developed in the text. In the 
regular course sufficient field work is taught to enable a stu- 
dent to solve the ordinary problems of Surveying, Draining, 
and Irrigation. The class in Applied Mathematics gives an 
opportunity to those who desire to take an extended course in 
that subject. The College is well supplied with the most 
approved engineering instruments. 

Freshman Class. — This class studies Algebra and Plane 
Geometry. There are four recitations a week. Applicants 
for admission to this class must be familiar with Algebra as 
far as Quadratic Equations. Some knowledge of Geometry 
will also be found profitable. 

Text-Books. — Bowser's College Algebra ; Phillips and Fisher's 

Sophomore Class. — The Sophomore Class recites four times 
a week. The subjects taught are, Solid and Modern Geom- 
etry, Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, and Analytical Ge- 


Text-Books. — Phillips and Fisher's Geometry ; Wentworth's Trig- 
onometry ; Wentworth's Analytical Geometry ; Lectures. 

Junior Class. — The Junior Class (elective) recites three 
times a week, and studies Analytical Geometry of two and 
three dimensions, and Differential Calculus. 

Text-Books. — Nichol's Analytical Geometry ; Venable's Notes on 
Solid Geometry ; Taylor's Calculus. 

Senior Class. — Pure Mathematics. — This class (elective) 
recites three times a week. The subjects taught are the Dif- 
ferential and the Integral Calculus, Determinants, and Theory 
of Equations. 

Text-Books. — Differential and Integral Calculus completed (Os- 
borne's); Weld's Determinants ; Barton's Theory of Equations ; Lec- 

Applied Mathematics. — The class in Applied Mathematics 
(elective) meets for recitation or field practice three times a 
week. The subjects taught are : Descriptive Geometry ; 
General Theory and Practice of Land, Topograpical and Geo- 
detical Surveying ; Determination of Heights and Distances ; 
Leveling ; Draining ; Location and Laying out of Works, 
such as Roads, Canals, etc.; Drawing Maps, Profiles, and 
Cross-Sections ; Calculations of Quantities of Earthwork and 

Text-Books. — Church's Descriptive Geometry ; Carhart's Plane 
Surveying ; Carhart's Field Book for Civil Engineers ; Lectures. 

Professor Grey. 

A two years' course, and elective. Three times a week in 
each class. 

Junior Class. — The student first studies the elements of 
French. After a month or six weeks he takes up the work of 
translation, continuing at the same time the study of Forms, 
Pronunciation, and Syntax. Special attention is given to 
writing French. 

Text-Books. — Whitney's Grammar ; Petit Chose (Daudet); La Mare 
au Diable (Sand); Gil Bias (Lesaye); Private Reading from de la Be- 
dolliere, Genin, Assollant and Dumas ; Gasc's French Dictionary. 

Senior Class. — The work of this class is devoted principally 
to translation, with due attention to Pronunciation and Syntax. 
A course in French Composition is also given. 

Text-Books. — Whitney's Grammar ; Voltaire's Siecle de Louis 
XIV; Classic French Plays (Joynes); Victor Hugo's Ruy Bias; Le 
Romantisme Francais (Crane); Private Reading from Daudet, Souves- 
tre, Beaumarchais, Jules Verne, and Merimee. 

Professor Harding. 

This is a two years' course, and is elective. Three recita- 
tions a week in each class. 


Junior Class — No previous study of the language is re- 
quired for entrance into this class. The pronunciation, forms, 
idioms, and grammatical structure are emphasized, with ample 
black-board and composition exercises. In a short time the 
class begins the translation of easy prose, which is pushed 
more rapidly as the year advances.. 

Text-Books. — Joynes-Meissner's Grammar ; Elementary, Interme- 
diate, and Advanced Texts ; Gore's German Science Reader ; Parallel. 

Senior Class. — The systematic study of the Grammar is 
continued with written exercises. In addition to the reading 
of standard authors, some attention is given to the literature 
of the language. 

Text-Books. — Joynes-Meissner's Grammar ; Composition ; Hostner's 
German Literature ; Lessing ; Goethe ; Schiller ; German Scientific 
Reading (Brandt and Lay) ; Parallel ; Lexicons : Fluegel-Schmidt- 
Tanger, Adler, Whitney, Heath. 

Professor flartin, I*lr. King, J*lr. flcConnell, nr. Rowe. 

The course in Chemistry covers three years. So much of it 
as is taught to the Sophomores is required. It is elective in 
the Junior and Senior years. The department is amply sup- 
plied with apparatus and chemicals for lectures, lecture experi- 
mentation, and laboratory work, and the instruction is made 
distinctively practical throughout — a constant drill in the habit 
of observation and of reasoning therefrom. 

The Martin Chemical Laboratory, a new building recently 
erected and equipped for the special use of the department, 
offers excellent facilities for the work in chemistry. While 
the importance of lectures and recitations is not lost sight of, 
the greatest stress is laid upon the work in the laboratory, 
where the student is made to verify for himself (as far as pos- 
sible) the laws underlying the science, believing that in this 
way alone he will get a true conception of these fundamental 
laws and the theories offered in explanation of them. Here 
the earnest effort is made to teach the student to be thorough 
and exact, and to use his mental powers as well as his manip- 
ulative skill. It is expected that the student who has com- 
pleted the courses in this department shall not only be a chem- 
ical mechanic of considerable ability, but shall also have an 
intelligent knowledge and appreciation of the principles and 
laws underlying his work. The laboratory is opened daily 
from 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. 

Sophomore Class. — (Two recitations and one laboratory 
period a week. ) In this class the elementary facts of Inor- 
ganic Chemistry are taught by text-book and lecture, accom- 
panied by experimental illustrations, and by laboratory work 


done by the student under the personal supervision of an 
instructor. The students are required to work by sections in 
the laboratory one afternoon each week, and taught to perform 
and record accurately such experiments as best illustrate the 
progress of their class-room work. The topics are selected 
with distinct reference to their bearing on the general princi- 
ples of the science, and earnest effort is made to ground the 
student in the simpler of these principles. 

Text-Books. — Remsen's Chemistry, Briefer Course ; Experiments 
Selected by the Professor ; Lectures. 

Junior Class. — The work of this class is distinctly practical 
throughout. Qualitative Analysis (based on Stoddard) is 
taught during the first half year (to February ist). In ad- 
dition to thorough laboratory work, covering the metals, 
inorganic acids, salts, alloys, and ores, the student is drilled 
in reaction writing and required to devise methods of his own 
for the separation and detection of the metals and acids. He 
is also constantly questioned as to the reasons for the different 
steps and how best to overcome any difficulties which may 
arise. While conference may at any time be had with professor 
or assistant, the wisdom of learning to be self-reliant is persist- 
ently taught. Each student is required to make constant use of 
the Chemical Library, which has had large additions lately in 
the way of dictionaries, reference works and standard texts. 
To these additions will be made each year. 

After February ist the class is engaged in the making of in- 
organic preparations. In this synthetic work the student is 
taught to make and purify a number of substances so selected 
as to carry him through as many different kinds of operations 
as possible. By reference to the library he selects the method 
which he deems best suited to his purposes, submits an ab- 
stract of it, including all calculations of amounts of material 
and description of all apparatus needed, to the instructor, 
who, passing upon it, gives him the necessary material and 
apparatus. The work is under the constant inspection and 
criticism of the instructor, and with the presentation of the 
sample of his product the student is required to hand in a care- 
fully prepared thesis of his work. Stress is laid upon the 
reactions involved and the overcoming of difficulties as they 

Senior Class. — There are two chemical courses offered in 
this class, each of which constitutes a senior election. 

Course A. Analytical Chemistry. — During the fall term the 
work comprises the simpler methods of gravimetric and vol- 
umetric analysis. After this the work is conducted along 
lines suited to the needs and wishes of the individual student. 


Courses in the past have been given in Mineral Analysis, Fer- 
tilizer Analysis, Electro-chemical Analysis, and Medical Chem- 

The text-books in this course are the works of different 
authors found in the library, to the constant use of which the 
students are directed. 

Course B. — From September to February ist Organic Chem- 
istry (Remsen) is taught. The class meets three times a week 
for lecture and recitation. An earnest effort is made to thor- 
oughly ground the student in the underlying principles of the 
subject and to give him a good grasp of the classification rather 
than to require him to make an exhaustive study of any set 
of compounds. Special attention is paid to reaction work and 
to the reasons for the acceptation of the Structural formulae 
given. The lecture work is supplemented by a laboratory 
course in the Synthesis of such compounds as best illustrate 
the most important classes and reactions. Orndorff's Manual 
is followed in the laboratory. 

After February ist two courses are offered, either of which 
the student may elect as best suits his needs. 

Course B. i. Theoretical Chemistry. — Lectures and recita- 
tions based on Meyer or Remsen. The effort here is to clinch, 
to deepen, to broaden, believing that the student is now pre- 
pared to appreciate a more comprehensive discussion of the 
laws and theories of chemistry. 

Course B. 2. Physiological Chemistry. — This is mainly a 
laboratory course and is intended for such students as expect 
to study medicine. It includes the study of such carbohydrates 
as are found in the animal body or are concerned in digestion 
or fermentation, the fats, proteins, blood, saliva, the fluids of 
the stomach and pancreas, digestion, bile, milk, urine and 

Text-Book. — Wolf's Physiological Chemistry and Urine Examina- 
tion. For reference : Hammarsten translated by Mandel. 

Master of Arts Course. — (Post-Graduate) . The work in 
this course is laboratory work in the main, but in addition 
there will be text-book and lecture work along advanced lines, 
upon which the student will be examined orally or in writing. 
The candidate must have completed the Chemistry courses of 
the under-graduate department and have received the B. A. or 
B. S. in this institution or in some other college offering an 
equivalent course in Chemistry. The work will be along the 
lines suited to the needs or desires of the student. Independent 
work will be encouraged, and an acceptable thesis must be 
presented on a subject assigned. 

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Professor J. 1*1. Douglas. 

Freshman Class. — This class recites twice a week in Ele- 
mentary Physics. During the fall term the class studies 
Matter and its Properties, Dynamics of liquids and Gases, and 
Elementary Mechanics. The second term is given to the 
study of Heat, Sound, Electricity, and Light. The only 
mathematical knowledge necessary to the successful prosecu- 
tion of the course is an acquaintance with the elements of 
Algebra and Geometry, and of the Metric System, which is 
used through the entire course. The facts are explained by 
numerous familiar lectures and illustrated by daily experi- 
ments. The simpler experiments are often performed and 
discussed by members of the class. 

Text-Books. — Henderson and Woodhull's Introduction to Physics ; 

Junior Class. — (Three hours a week.) The course is con- 
fined to the department of Electricity, and is made both prac- 
tical and thorough, though necessarily elementary. The de- 
partment is supplied with Voltmeters, Ammeters, Wheat- 
stone's Bridges, etc., a Fein Experimental Dynamo, Wireless 
Telegraphy Apparatus, and the largest X-Ray outfit in the 
State. All these are used by the members of the class, and 
explained by numerous lectures. A complete set of specially 
prepared problems is worked out by the students pari passu 
with the study of the text. 

Laboratory Work. — The Student's Laboratory is connected 
with the dynamo of a neighboring factory, and supplied with 
storage-batteries. Currents of any voltage and amperage 
desired can thus be supplied to each desk. The experimental 
vVork of the class is carried on during the whole year, and all 
experiments carefully recorded on blanks prepared for the 
purpose. A well- furnished work-shop is attached to the 
Laboratory, and an annual appropriation made by the Trustees 
for the purchase of new apparatus. 

Text-Books. — Sylvanus P. Thompson's Electricity and Magnetism 
(latest edition) ; Houston and Kennelly's Alternating Currents, with 
numerous Lectures. 

Professor J. fl. Douglas. 
Senior Class. — (Three times a week.) 

Astronomy. — This course is mathematical as well as physi- 
cal. A knowledge of Spherical Trigonometry is necessary, 
and of Conic Sections is desirable, for its successful prosecu- 
tion. The discussions of the text-books are supplemented by 
numerous lectures. The Physical Laboratory contains a full 


set of maps, charts, globes, apparatus for the projection of 
astronomical phenomena, sextant, etc., and a Clark & Son's 
Refracting Telescope, which are constantly used by members 
of the class. 

Meteorology \ — After the first of March the class studies 
Meteorology, and is taught to handle a full set of instruments 
for determining air pressure, temperature, moisture, rainfall, 

Text-Books. — Young's General Astronomy ; Waldo's Elementary 
Meteorology ; Lectures. 

Professor J. M. Douglas. 

Senior Class. — (Three times a week). 

Mineralogy and Lithology. — Mineralogy and Lithology are 
taught during the first term. About one hundred and seventy- 
five of the most important minerals and rocks are placed in 
the hands of the class and carefully studied. The course is 
distinctly practical. 

Laboratory. — Each student is supplied with a separate blow- 
pipe, table, and necessary apparatus, and handles from five 
hundred to eight hundred specimens of minerals and rocks 
during the course. A part of each recitation is devoted to the 
determination of unknown minerals. The College cabinet of 
minerals, containing over three thousand specimens, is open 
to the students every day. 

Geology. — Geology is studied during the second term. The 
elements of Botany and Zoology are taught by lectures as a 
preparation for the study of Historical Geology. About two 
hundred typical fossils are studied as a part of the daily work 
of the class, and the large cabinet, embracing over six thou- 
sand specimens, is accessible every day. A carefully prepared 
thesis on a subject assigned by the Professor is required of 
each student. 

Text-Books. — Foye's Hand-book of Mineralogy ; Dana's Text-book 
of Geology ; Lectures. 


Professor Harrison 

The study of English has three distinct but closely related 
branches, all of which are necessary to a rounded knowledge 
of the subject. These are, first, rhetoric and composition, the 
object of which is to teach a man to express his thoughts 
clearly, forcibly, and elegantly, both in spoken and written 
discourse ; second, the language in its historical development, 
a knowledge of which is absolutely necessary to a correct un- 
derstanding of the language as it exists to-day , and, third, 


literature, both English and American. In order to cover so 
extensive a field, the course in English is carefully planned to 
run through four years. Each class recites three times a 
week, except the Freshmen, which meets twice. 

Freshman Class — The principles and practice of English 
composition occupy the chief attention of this class, although 
the reading of classic prose and poetry constitutes an import- 
ant part of the work. The study is pursued as follows : 

i. Composition and Rhetoric. 

2. The reading in class of standard writings, both as litera- 
ture and as models of style. 

3. Parallel reading in assigned works ; frequent written 
exercises and themes. 

Text-Books. — Newcomer's Rhetoric ; Scott and Denny's Paragraph 
Writing ; Selected Texts for Class-Room Study. 

Sophomore Class. — The subjects studied by this class are 

as follows : 

1. Advanced Rhetoric. — Formal essays are written through- 
out the year, giving practice in description, narration, exposi- 
tion, and argumentation. 

2. The General History of English Literature, accompanied 
with parallel and class-room readings in English prose and 

3. American Literature. — The general history of the litera- 
ture is studied, and selections from Poe, Lanier and other 
American writers are read in class. Each student, as parallel 
work, makes a full, independent study of the life and works 
of one or more American authors. 

JText-Books. — Genung's Working Principles of Rhetoric ; Brooke's 
English Literature ; Pancoast's Introduction to American Literature ; 
selected English and American poetry and prose. 

Junior Class. — Elective for Juniors and Seniors. The de- 
velopment of the English language from the earliest written 
records to the present day is studied first inductively, then 
the subject is presented in comprehensive review. In the 
same way the course of the literature from the time of King 
Alfred to the death of Chaucer is followed. The courses are : 

1. Old English Grammar ; readings from both the prose and 
the poetry of the period. 

2. Middle English Grammar ; the literature, particularly as 
represented by Chaucer. 

3. A consecutive history of the development of the English 

4. Parallel reading ; essays and orations. 

Text-Books. — Smith's Old English Grammar, with prose and poetic 
selections ; Liddell's Chaucer ; Lounsbury's English Language. 


Senior Class. — Elective for Seniors. The entire year is 
devoted to the study of English literature. The following 
courses will be given in the year 1 902-1 903 : 

1. Shakespeare. Two or three plays will be studied criti- 
cally and several read rapidly in class. Parallel study is made 
of the Elizabethan period, both in -its general history and in 
its literature ; especial attention is given to the drama con- 
temporary with Shakespeare. 

2. Milton. Paradise Lost. Parallel study of Puritan 

3. Poets of the Nineteenth Century : Shelley, Words- 
worth, Tennyson, and Browning. 

4. The history and principles of English poetry. 

5. Victorian Prose : Carlyle, Ruskin, Matthew Arnold. 

6. Parallel reading ; essays and orations. 

Text-Books. — Dowden's Shakespeare Primer ; the Globe Shake- 
speare ; the A1 den Texts ; the Globe edition of Milton ; Gummere's 
Poetics ; Selected Works. 

Professor Harrison. 
Junior Class. — The class meets three times a week. Two 
courses are offered, as follows : 

1. First Term. — Medieval and Modern History. In addition 
to the critical study of a text-book, extensive parallel reading 
is assigned, and each student makes a detailed investigation 
into the life and times of some great character, as Mohammed, 
Charlemagne, Luther, Napoleon, Bismarck, and writes a 
thesis upon his work. 

2. Second Term. — The History of England. Parallel work 
similar to that in the first term is done. A special feature 
of the work on English history will be the analytic study of 
great national documents and important Acts of Parliament. 
The development of the Constitution and the present Govern- 
ment of Great Britain will be carefully studied. 

Text-Books. — Adams's Medieval and Modern History ; Terry's His- 
tory of Englaud. 

Professor Harrison. 

Senior Class. — The class meets three times a week. 

Logic. First Term. — Both Deductive and Inductive Logic 
are studied. The views of various writers upon the subject 
are discussed, and particular attention is given to the practical 
application of Logic in correct reasoning, in avoiding fallacies, 
and in the modern scientific methods. Logic is treated not 
solely as a means of intellectual discipline, but as a science of 
practical value. 

Text-Book. — Creighton's Logic. 


Political Economy. Second Term. — The general principles of 
the subject are presented in a text-book. As parallel work, 
the students make special investigations into various problems 
of immediate interest, such as trusts, banks and banking, 
money, the tariff, and social questions. Care is taken to have 
both sides of these topics studied, so that fairness as well as 
love of truth may be instilled. 

Text-Book. — Ely's Political Economy. 

Professor Shearer. 

This chair embraces the study of the English Scriptures and 
the evidences of Christianity. These are all taught pari passu 
until near the close of the course. This course extends over 
three years of the curriculum. The leading object is to mas- 
ter the contents of the sacred page, just as any other text- 
book is mastered, by careful study and class-room drill. All 
the historical and historico-prophetical books are studied in 
minute details in both Testaments, and the poetical and 
epistolary books are studied by ample reference through the 
entire course. 

It therefore embraces Bible History, Oriental History, the 
Connections of Sacred and Profane History, Geography, Arch- 
aeology in the light of modern researches in the East ; Laws, 
moral, ceremonial, civil, and social ; Typology, Miracles, Ful- 
filled Prophecies, and the Unities of Scripture. 

Evidences of Christianity is formally added as an appendix 
to the course, though carefully discussed throughout, and 
there is needed only a summing up and classifying in system- 
atic^and scientific form. 

Freshman Class. — This class has three recitations a week, 
beginning with the Book of Genesis and ending at Samuel's 

Sophomore Class. — Two recitations a week, beginning with 
the Kingdom and ending with the birth of Christ, embracing 
Oriental History as it interlaces with Jewish History. 

Junior Class. — Three times a week. The Life of Christ on 
the principle of the Harmony of the Gospels ; all New Testa- 
ment History ; Bible Morality as expounded in the Sermon on 
the Mount and elsewhere ; the Unities of Scripture ; Evidences 
of Christianity. 

Besides these things, the Professor conducts, by lecture and 
references, review studies of the entire Scriptures by topics, 
such as the Family, the Sabbath, the Sacrifices, the Cove- 
nants, the Issues of Science, the Jewish Polity — civil, social, 
and ecclesiastical ; the Synagogue, the Church, the influence 

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of Revelation on all philosophies and religions, and topics too 
numerous to mention. 

Text-Books. — All the classes are required to have Shearer's Bible 
Course Syllabus, a Bible Dictionary, Coleman's Historical Text-Book 
of Biblical Geography, and an English Bible. A reference Bible is 
preferred. A Teacher's Bible is better still. 

The Sophomore Class is referred, in addition, to Prideaux's Connec- 
tions of Sacred and Profane History. 

The Junior Class handles, in addition, Robinson's English Harmony, 
Alexander's Evidences, and several books of reference. 

Every student is required during the entire course to use 
pencil and tablet in the class-room, to take notes of explana- 
tions and discussions by the Professor, and to copy the same 
afterwards for his inspection. This of itself is a fine discip- 
line for the student, and enables the Professor more profit- 
ably to traverse every department of human thought and 
action for illustration and elucidation of the Sacred Oracles. 

Professor Shearer. 

This is a Senior course. Three recitations a week. The 
study of Psychology and of the history of Philosophy will 
occupy one-half of the year, not separately, but, as far as pos- 
sible, jointly, so as to elucidate Psychology on a historical 
basis. Careful attention will be given to show the relations 
of a sound Philosophy to all the great problems of the ages, 
and also to discover the vicious progency of a false Metaphysics. 

Moral Philosophy proper, or Ethics, will occupy the other 
half year, and all the more profitably, because the student has 
already discussed every fundamental principle of Ethical Phil- 
osophy in the Bible course, with exhaustive applications in the 
form of practical morals, and because the study of Psychology 
proper embraces in it every power, capacity, faculty, disposi- 
tion, volition of the soul. 

Text-Books. — Elements of Psychology (Davis) ; Haven's History of 
Philosophy ; Dabney's Practical Philosophy ; Lectures. 



This school is a separate corporation from Davidson College, 
but located on adjoining grounds, and with a College connec- 
tion by which Chemistry, Physics, and other sciences are 
taken in connection with the classes of Davidson College. 

The Medical students have access to the Library and Gym- 
nasium upon payment of the usual fees. 

The Medical College equipment includes, besides general 
lecture rooms, laboratories for the study of Practical Anatomy, 
Histology, Pathology, and Bacteriology. 

The fledical College Hospital is well equipped for the treat- 
ment of medical and surgical cases, and a large number of 
patients have been treated during the past year. The Senior 
Class is divided into four sections, and these sections are 
assigned in rotation to do special work in the operating room, 
wards of the Hospital, and other Clinics. In addition to the 
clinical instruction furnished at Davidson, during the past 
session convenient rooms were secured in the city of Charlotte 
for clinical instruction under the immediate supervision of the 
physicians of Charlotte. 

The Charlotte Clinic will be continued during the coming 
sessions, and one or more sections of students will be kept 
there throughout the session. 

Faculty. — Dr. J. P. Munroe, President ; Dr, E. Q. Hous- 
ton, Dr. W. J. Martin. Jr., Dr. G. M. Maxwell, Dr. J. M. 
Douglas, Dr. W. H. Wooten. 

Clinical Lecturers. — Dr. I. W. Faison, Dr. Geo. W. Gra- 
ham, Dr. A. J. Crowell, Dr. R. I,. Gibbon, Dr. J. R. Irwin, 
Dr. E. R. Russell, Dr. W. O. Nisbett, Dr. C. M. Strong, Dr. 
W. H. Wakefield, Dr. C. H. C. Mills. 

Write for catalogue of North Carolina Medical College, 
and address for other particulars, 

* Dr. J. P. Munrok, Davidson, N. C. 




Davidson College; is beautifully located in Mecklenburg 
county, North Carolina, on the Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio 
Railroad (or the South Carolina Division of the Southern 
Railway), midway between the towns of Charlotte and States- 
ville, and twenty-two miles from each. The new railroad from 
Mocksville and Winston to Charlotte also passes Davidson. 
A thriving and interesting village of nearly one thousand in- 
habitants, called Davidson, has grown up with the school since 
its founding in 1837. 


The College is easy of access, and has six trains a day, con- 
necting with all points North, South, East and West. The 
regular mails, the Express, Telegraph, and L,ong Distance 
Telephone lines, and the Postal Order arrangements are all 
that parents could desire for the comfort of their sons. 


The location insures health, being on the line of the highest 
ground between the Yadkin and the Catawba, and is free from 
malaria and other local causes of sickness. It is sufficiently 
remote from large towns and cities to escape their disturbing 
temptations and excitements, and by a law of the State no 
intoxicating liquors can be sold within three miles, while as a 
matter of fact, there are no open saloons within seven times 
that distance. Few places are so free from temptations to 
vice and extravagance. 

Chapel Services. 

The Professors and students meet once a day in the Chapel 
for worship, conducted by the President. 

Sunday Bible Classes. 

The Professors and students meet in the Chapel every Sun- 
day morning for a service of song, prayer, and Bible study. 
The classes are conducted as practical and devotional classes, 
just as in a well-ordered Sunday school, and, as far as consist- 
ent, on the voluntary principle. While attendance is required, 
the work done is no part of the course of weekly study. 


Public Worship. 

The Presbyterian Church here has a commodious house of 
worship, under the care of a regular pastor, with the usual 
Sabbath and weekly ministrations. The students are required 
to attend every Sabbath morning, while in fact a very large 
proportion of them attend in, the evening as well. 

Young Men's Christian Association. 

This organization is one of the strongest and most vigorous 
College Associations in the country. Three-fourths of the 
students are members of it, its various departments are fully 
organized, and it is a leading factor in the religious life of the 
students. It occupies the Morrison Memorial Hall, erected 
for its use in 1890, and besides its work at home, is actively 
engaged in mission and Sabbath school work in the neighbor- 
hood of Davidson. The authorities of the College strongly 
advise all students to avail themselves of the many advantages 
accruing to its members. 

Social Advantages. 

Few villages of the same size furnish equal social advan- 
tages. The Faculty and the villagers alike do all in their 
power to give the students a home life. 

Medical Attendance. 

Each student pays a medical fee of three dollars, and the 
Faculty employs an approved physician to attend upon all 
cases of sickness among the students, and to prescribe for all 
ailments, without extra charge in the way of bills. Dr. J. P. 
Munroe is the College physician. He is also the family 
physician of the members of the Faculty, and has charge of 
the medical school here. Parents may feel that their sons are 
safe in his hands so far as kind and skilful attention is con- 

Medical College Hospital. 

The new Hospital of the North Carolina Medical College, 
situated within a hundred feet of the Campus, is the Davidson 
College Infirmary. It is equipped with trained nurses, electric 
bells and lights, hot and cold baths, operating room, and 
modern hospital furniture. All serious cases of sickness 
among the students are treated here, without charge for room 
or medical attendance, and with medicines, board, and attend- 
ance at or beJoV actual cost. 

Athletic Sports. 

The physical culture of the students is in the hands of a 


competent Instructor, Mr. John A. Brewin, of Boston, Mass., 
whose office is in the Gymnasium. Every form of clean, 
manly sport is encouraged by the Faculty. One-third of the 
students play football regularly, and last year the Davidson 
Team won seven out of eight inter-collegiate games. The 
football and baseball teams are allowed a limited number of 
games away from College, and air athletic events and sched- 
ules are under the control and supervision of the Faculty. 

*• Athletic Day. 

A day in April, generally the second Saturday, is set apart 
to be spent in contests for suitable prizes, under the control 
and direction of the Athletic Association and the general 
supervision of the Faculty. There is no admission fee, and 
the public is cordially invited to witness the contests. 


The whole lower story of the Morrison Memorial Hall is the 
College Gymnasium. It has a running gallery, and is 
equipped with all ordinary apparatus. A r ne-story brick 
annex contains hot and cold shower baths, lockers, dressing- 
rooms, etc. The office of the Director contains a complete set 
of anthropometric apparatus, and measurements are taken at 
the beginning and close of each collegiate year. The students 
at present pay no fee for Gymnasium or baths. 

Morrison Memorial Kail. 

This building was erected in 1890 for the use of the Young 
Men's Christian Association. The assembly hall on the 
second floor is provided with an organ and a piano, and seated 
with opera chairs ; the Association parlor is elegantly carpeted 
and furnished ; the building bears the name of the Founder 
and first President of the College, and is the pride of the 

Buildings and Grounds. 

The Campus is a beautiful lawn, well set in grasses which 
are green all the year, and handsomely laid off in walks and 
drives. It is well shaded with native oaks and trees of artifi- 
cial planting, some of which form avenues of charming per- 

The buildings are ample for the accommodation of a large 
number of students. The main College building, which cost 
$85,000, consists of a centre building and two wings. It con- 
tains the New Chapel, which is a large hall suitable for the 
Commencement exercises, and a suite of commodious recita- 


tion rooms ; also cabinet, library, apparatus, and laboratory 
rooms, and besides, seventy-two students' dormitories. The 
outside buildings on the campus are the Martin Chemical 
Laboratory, the Y. M. C. A. Hall and Gymnasium, the two 
Society Halls, Oak Row, Elm Row, and the Shearer Biblical 
Hall. The last five form the Quadrangle, and are beautifully 
grouped on the west side of the Campus, amid abundant shade, 
and here many students choose their dormitories. The Col- 
lege also owns eight professors' houses, which are conveniently 
located on three sides of the Campus. 

Water Works. 

A complete system of water works has recently been in- 
stalled, and all College buildings and students' boarding- 
houses, with many stores and residences, are now supplied 
with an abundance of water. This supply, sufficient for a 
college with ten times our numbers, comes from artesian tube- 
wells, and has been pronounced by the State Bacteriologist the 
purest drinking-water ever tested in his office. 

The Union Library. 

The libraries of the College and of each of the L-iterary 
Societies have been consolidated in the spacious and well- 
appointed library room of the College. There are now about 
twelve thousand bound volumes, and additions are made 
every year by purchase and also by gift. We trust that our 
friends will continue to remember us by placing valuable books 
on our shelves. There is a reading-room connected with the 
library, furnished with the best literature of the day, both 
papers and magazines, and both are opened to students and 
professors every day. For the maintenance of the library and 
reading-room a fee of two dollars per session is collected from 
each student. 


The cabinets of minerals, rocks, and fossils for the teaching 
of Mineralogy and Geology are not only ample for class-room 
work, but the general display is a matter of interest, both to 
students and visitors. These cabinets have been accumulat- 
ing for perhaps forty years. Besides numerous smaller addi- 
tions by gifts, exchange, and purchase, the "Brumby Cabi- 
net" was added by purchase, containing one thousand two 
hundred minerals, three thousand fossils, and one thousand 
one hundred recent shells ; and there was added by donation 
the Oglethorpe University Cabinet, containing about one 
thousand five hundred minerals ; and also a collection of recent 


shells given by Professor Kerr. The whole consists of over 
ten thousand specimens. 


There is a large and valuable collection of apparatus suited 
to the illustration of all the departments of Physics, Astron- 
omy, Mineralogy, and Chemistry, which cost in the aggre- 
gate many thousands of dollars, and constant additions are 
made from an appropriation for that purpose, so that these 
departments are kept fully abreast of the improvements of the 

Martin Chemical Laboratory. 

This building, named in honor of the late Col. W. J. Mar- 
tin, professor of Chemistry here for over a quarter of a cen- 
tury, has been erected with funds generously supplied by the 
friends and alumni of the College at a cost of approximately 
$io,ooo. It is designed with special reference for chemical 
work and is, it is believed, one of the best laboratory build- 
ings in Southern Colleges. The building is of brick — 
65 x 60 — two stories, basement, and large attic. All rooms 
have a wealth of light, and the whole building is heated and 
ventilated by the most approved system of hot air and forced 
draught, installed by the Peck-Hammond Co., of Cincinnati. 
The first floor contains the large recitation room, with raised 
floor and seating room for one hundred and twenty, the stock 
room, the Quantitative and advanced laboratory with desks 
for twenty and with connecting library and balance room, and 
the professor's private laboratory and office. The second floor v 
contains the Minor Laboratory for those just starting Chemis- 
try, with desk room for thirty-six and lockers for seventy-two ; 
the Qualitative Laboratory, with desks for thirty-six, with ad- 
joining stock and fume rooms. Each student has from four 
to four and one-half feet of desk space, with his own 
drawers and lockers for the safe-keeping of his apparatus, 
is provided with sink, gas, water, and filter-pump, and has 
fume-rooms or hoods in easy reach. 

Other Laboratories. 

Mineralogical — This room has tables, gas and all apparatus 
necessary for practical work in Mineralogy. 

The Physical Laboratory is furnished and adapted for train- 
ing the students in the practical parts of the various depart- 
ments of Natural Philosophy, as is elsewhere set forth under 
the head of physics. 

A Workshop in this department is well fitted up with tools 


and material, by means of which much apparatus is manufac- 
tured and adapted. 

Shearer Biblical Hall. 

This is a beautiful and commodious building, occupying the 
site of the "Old Chapel." It is the gift of the ex-President of 
Davidson, and dedicated to his wife, Lizzie Gessner Shearer. 

The whole upper floor of the building is an auditorium, 
seating about five hundred. It has handsome seats, a sloping 
floor, two dressing-rooms, and a large rostrum with footlights. 
The first floor contains the Biblical recitation-room, a large 
students' Reading Room, the Greek class-room, and the offices 
of the President and his secretary. The building is heated by 
a Peck and Hammond furnace in the basement. Through the 
kindness of Dr. J. P. Munroe, President of the North Carolina 
Medical College, the auditorium has been furnished with a 
chapel organ. 

Methods of Instruction. 

Class-room drill in the use of the most approved text-books 
is supplemented by written exercises by the student in all 
departments, and further by careful oral instruction, either on 
the Socratic method, or by the formal lecture, in which the 
exhaustive discussion of a given topic is presented in one 
view. The free use of the blackboard, in all departments, and 
of maps, cabinets, apparatus, charts, etc., wherever needed, 
adds largely to the interest of the classes. 

Book Agency. 

In the absence of a book -store in the town, a member of the 
Faculty acts as book agent for the students, and supplies the 
classes at publishers' prices. 


We have a minimum of rules for the government of the stu- 
dent body, and these are rather of the nature of the adminis- 
trative rules which prevail in any well-ordered business. For 
the most part, however, we rely on the unwritten code of 
truth, honor, and duty, which every gentleman recognizes. 
For heedless violations of administrative rules we have a sys- 
tem of demerits, but for rare breaches of honor, integrity, and 
moralty we do not hesitate to resort to the severest discipline, 
if it seems necessary in order to save the student body from 
contamination by such example, or if the reformation of the 
offender be considered hopeless. 


Rigid and comprehensive examinations form an important 


part of the exercises of the College. In addition to the daily 
oral drill, and monthly review examinations (usually written), 
there are two general examinations of all the classes every 
year, conducted in writing: 

i. The Intermediate Examination, at the close of the first 
term, on all the studies of the term. 

2. The Final Examination, at the close of the second term, 
on the studies of that term, or of the entire year, at the option 
of the Professor. 

y , Grades. 

Every student is graded on each of his studies separately on 
the basis of his daily work in recitation and his stated exami- 
nations. Failure on any study must be made up privately, or 
by taking the subject again in class. 

The Deportment Grade includes in it also the punctual and 
regular attendance on all exercises, and the faithful discharge 
of all duties, and is taken into account in all calculation of 
class standing, honors, graduation, etc. 


At the end of each term reports of scholarship, deportment, 
and absences for the whole term are sent to parents and guar- 
dians. Also, at regular intervals during the session, reports 
of deportment and absences are sent. The design of these re- 
ports is to give as full information as possible of the conduct 
and progress of the student, and to secure the co-operation of 
parents and guardians in promoting diligence in study and 
regular attendance on duty. It is well for parent and guardian 
to communicate the contents of these reports to the student. 


At the end of each term a monitor and vice-monitor are 
appointed from each class, who have charge of the class rolls, 
and mark the attendance on all religious services for the next 
succeeding term. These monitorships are class honors, and 
are conferred on those who achieve the highest average grades 
during the term. 

Roll of Honor. 

All members of all the classes who achieve during the entire 
year an absolute average grade of ninety-five and above are 
put upon the Roll of Honor, and it is so announced on Com- 
mencement day, and their names are printed in the next 

Punctuality Roll. 

All students who are never absent from any required college 


exercise during the year are so announced on Commencement 
day, and the roll is printed in the next Catalogue. 

Graduating Honors. 

The three members of the graduating class each year who 
make the highest average grades during the entire course are 
awarded the first, second, and third distinctions in the class on 
Commencement day, by virtue of which they deliver orations, 
called respectively the Valedictory, the Salutatory \ and the 
Philosophical oration. 

The William Banks Biblical Medal. 

Rev. William Banks was long a Trustee of the College, and 
was at his death President of the Board of Trustees. His 
family have founded a medal in honor of his memory, to be 
given each year to the student who finishes the course of Bib- 
lical Instruction with the highest distinction. 

Maxwell Chambers Day. 

One day in the early spring is set apart and observed as a 
memorial day of this liberal patron of the College and friend 
of Christian education. The day is devoted to forensic exer- 
cises. Orations by the Senior Class. 

Twenty=second of February. 

This national memorial day is also devoted to forensic exer- 
cises. Orations by the Junior Class. 


The Professor of English has charge of all the elocution and 
rhetorical training in the College outside of the literary So- 

Occasional Lectures. 

Gentlemen from abroad are invited, from time to time, by 
the Faculty to deliver lectures in the Chapel on such topics as 
may seem profitable. These lectures are free to the students 
and to the public. 

The Literary Societies. 

There are two Literary Societies connected with the Col- 
lege — Philanthropic and Eume?iean. Bach has a commodious 
and handsomely furnished hall. Both are well conducted, and 
afford opportunities for training in debate, declamation, com- 
position, public speaking, and parliamentary usage. They 
have two regular meetings a week, Saturday night, and Mon- 


day morning. They both award annual prizes for excellence 
in literary and rhetorical exercises, as follows : 
i. Debater's Medals. 

2. Essayist's Medals. 

3. Declaimer's Medals. 

Orator's Medal. 

A medal is given by the two Societies to be awarded in an 
oratorical contest. Three representatives are appointed from 
the members of the Junior Class in each Society, and the award 
is made by a disinterested committee. This public exhibition 
of the two Societies takes place on Tuesday before Commence- 
ment day at 8 p. m. 

"Davidson College Magazine." 

This magazine is published under the auspices of the two 
Literary Societies. It is a neat and attractive pamphlet of 
about fifty pages, and is well prepared by a joint corps of 
editors and managers. It deserves, as well as needs, a larger 
patronage, especially among the alumni. 

The Davidson College Bulletin. 

The College issues four times a year a Bulletin, containing 
lists of students and officers, sketches of Alumni, changes in 
the curriculum or administration of the College, campus items 
of interest, social and athletic events, and general information 
concerning the College and its work. A copy will be sent free 
of charge to all Alumni and friends of the College who desire it. 

Commencement Exercises. 

These exercises begin with the Sabbath preceding the last v 
Wednesday in May and end with Wednesday, which is Com- 
mencement day, the exact details of which are set forth in the 
Calendar on page 3. 

The Alumni Association. 

The Society consists of graduates from the College, and such 
others as may have reached the Junior grade before leaving 
the institution. The annual meeting and banquet is held 
during Commencement week, and the Society is represented 
by a public orator. The College relies with confidence on the 
hearty co-operation of her alumni in promoting her interests. 

Societas Fratrum. 

This is a Students' Aid Society, composed of students and 
alumni as active members, and of friends interested in the 
enterprise who may be elected as honorary members. 


The object of the society is to assist indigent and deserving 
students by loans of money, to be repaid out of their first 
earnings. These loans cannot exceed one hundred dollars a 
year to any one student. 

The funds of this Society accrue from annual dues of mem- 
bers, gifts of friends, and the profits of the Book Agency. 

The Society has been in existence sixteen years, and has 
already aided more than two dozen men through College, who, 
but for this aid, could not have continued their education. 
The donation of a few hundred dollars would greatly enlarge 
its operations. 


The Trustees now have safely invested over one hundred 
and twenty thousand dollars, the income of which, in addition 
to students' dues, is used to pay current expenses. 

Chambers Professorship. 

The Chair of Chemistry is named for the late Maxwell 
Chambers, Esq., of Salisbury, N. C, to whose munificent 
legacy the College owes almost entirely its present usefulness 
and success. 

Semi=Centenary Addresses. 

Ten addresses were delivered by distinguished friends at the 
Commencement in June, 1887. They contain matter of great 
interest to friends of education and the lovers of Davidson. 
They have been published in a neat volume. 

Semicentennial Catalogue. 

A general catalogue of the first fifty years — 1837 to 1887 — 
has been published. It was edited by Prof. W. A. Withers, 
A. M., assisted by other distinguished alumni. It is an 8vo., 
194 pages, elegantly bound in pink and blue, the Society col- 
ors, with medallion of College seal. Cloth, $1 ; paper, 50 
cents. The Supplement includes Class '94. 

The volume traces the career and present location of every 
student of the College as far as possible, and is of great inter- 
est to friends and former students of the College. 

The Otts Lectureship. 

Rev. J. M. P. Otts, D. D., LX- D., in 1893, donated a fund 
to Davidson College, the proceeds of which should be used 
from time to time in securing and publishing courses of lec- 
tures at Davidson College in defence of Christianity against 
current heresies, especially such as may seem directed against 
the foundations of Christian faith. 


The first course of lectures was delivered by the founder 
himself, and published by Revel & Co., under the title, "Un- 
settled Questions." 

The second course of lectures was delivered in October, 
1897, by the late Rev. R. I,. Dabney, D, D., LIv. D., and has 
been issued under the title "Christ our Penal Substitute." 

Both of these volumes are of real and permanent value, and 
deserve a wide circulation. The third course of lectures will 
probably be delivered next year. 



Of these there are seventy-two in the main College building, 
and twenty more in the several other houses on the Campus. 
They are all comfortable rooms of good size, and students 
usually live two in a room for the sake of economy and other 
incidental advantages. 

Table Boarding. 

The College does not conduct a boarding department nor 
maintain a "mess hall," but all students take their meals in 
private homes and boarding houses. Excellent table board is 
given at from $8 to $10 per month. 

Club Boarding. 

Clubs of from ten to forty students often engage with ladies 
near the College to furnish them a dining room and table-ware, 
and also to prepare their meals for them, on the payment of a 
certain sum each. The cost of board on this system ranges 
from $6 to $8 per month. Some students of small means are 
provided with substantial board below actual cost — $3.50 to $4- 
per month. This is a private enterprise called ' ' The Students' 


Special scholarships have been endowed by benevolent per- 
sons. Of these there are at present twenty-two. 

The Presbyterian Church of Salisbury has established five 
scholarships, as follows : 

1. The Maxwell Chambers Scholarship — of $1,000, which 
pays the tuition of the beneficiary. 

2. The William Murdoch Scholarship — of $i,ooo, which 
pays tuition. 

3. The J. J. Summerell Scholarship — of $500, which pays 
other College dues, to-wit ; Room Rent and Incidental Fee. 

4. The J.J. Bruner Scholarship — of $500, which pays other 
College dues. 


5. The D. A. Davis Scholarship — of $1,500, which pays 
tuition and other dues. 

One of $1,000 — the George Bower Scholarship, endowed by 
Mrs. A. C. Davis, of Salisbury, N. C. The income pays the 
tuition of one student. 

One of $1,500 — the Kate Williams Scholarship, endowed by 
G. W. Williams, Esq., of Wilmington, N. C, paying the tui- 
tion and other College dues of one student. 

One of $1,000 — endowed by J. S. Carr, Esq., of Durham, 
N. C, the income of which pays the tuition of the incumbent. 

One of $1,000 — the Thomas Brown Scholarship, endowed 
by Brown and Brother, Winston, N. C, paying the tuition of 
one student. 

One of $1,000 — endowed by S. H. Wiley, Esq., of Salisbury, 
N. C, paying the tuition of one student. 

One of $500 — the Scholarship, endowed by 

General R. Barringer and George E. Wilson, Esq., of Char- 
lotte, N. C, paying the dues of one candidate for the ministry. 

One of $500 — the Oates Scholarship, endowed by R. M. 
Oates and Oates Brothers, Charlotte, N. C, paying the dues 
of one candidate for the ministry. 

One of $500 — the Willie J. Brown Scholarship, endowed by 
Col. John L,. Brown, of Charlotte, N. C, paying the dues 
(other than tuition) of one student. 

One of $500 — the P. T. Penick Scholarship, endowed by 
the Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, N. C, paying the room 
rent and incidental fee of one student. 

One of $500 — the A. K. Pool Scholarship, endowed by the 
Class of '93, in memory of their beloved class-mate, Rev. A. 
K. Pool, paying the room rent and incidental fee of one student. 

One of $1,000 — the R. W. Allison Scholarship, endowed by 
Mrs. J. M. Odell (nee Miss Addie Allison), of Concord, N. C, 
in memory of her father, paying the tuition fee of one student. 

One of $1,000 — the P. B. Fetzer Scholarship, endowed by 
P. B. Fetzer, Esq., Concord, N. C, paying the tuition fee of 
one student. 

Five of $1,000 each — the Frances Taylor Scholarships, en- 
dowed by a legacy bequeathed to the College by Miss Frances 
Taylor, of Newbern, N. C. 


Tuition — First Term, $25 00; Second Term $35 00; total $60 00 

Room rent, " 1000; " fio 00 to 15 00; " $20102500 

Incidental, " 600; " 900; " .... 15 00 

Medical fee, " 100; " 200; " 300 

Deposit for damages to buildings, etc " .... 2 00 

Day board, in families, a mouth from $9 00 to 10 00 

Day board, in club, a month from 6 00 to 8 00 

Wood, per cord 1 50 

Lights, about 2 00 

Washing, per month 1 00 

Books from Book Agent at publishers' retail prices. 

Total necessary College expenses for year, from $150 to $250. 

Tuition, room rent, and incidental expenses are payable in advance 
at the beginning of each term. Board paid monthly. 

I^Every student is required to report to the Bursar and also to 
register, within twenty =f our hours after his arrival. 

At the end of the session such part of the damage fund as 
is not expended will be returned to the student. 

Students are usually required to room in the College build- 
ings, but pay the same College fees if allowed to room in the 
village ; they furnish their own rooms. 

Bed-clothing should be brought from home. Furniture can 
be obtained at reasonable rates in town, or purchased from 
students leaving College. 

Tuition is free to candidates for the ministry and to sons of 
ministers of all denominations. 

Money intended for any student may be deposited with the 
Bursar, who will expend it as directed. 

The Postoffice is " Davidson, Mecklenburg county, N. C."